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comment Trying to replace outlet. Puzzled.
if you run a 14/2 to a box for a switch, you are switching the hot, but one wire will be white. It's typical in the USA too.
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comment Trying to replace outlet. Puzzled.
A picture or diagram would really help here. It's not unusual to have to use a white wire as a hot if a switch is involved, so don't make too many assumptions purely based on the wire color.
9h
comment How to wire and electrical outlet to electrical switch
If there is only 1 wire on the switch, then it's not doing anything.
16h
revised Sink drain plumbing pipes won't connect
Fixing image size
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comment Is it dangerous if the ground pin of a 3 prong plug breaks off in the outlet?
@WayfaringStranger better yet, just turn of the power first. relying in insulated tools is never a good idea if you can avoid it.
19h
comment Small Leak In PVC pipe
Mike Holmes would rip your entire house down to fix it :P
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answered Small Leak In PVC pipe
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answered How can I check my hot water heater temperature? Isn't 120 degrees cold?
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comment Have to start furnace manually every morning
The LED should flash a sequence of flashes to indicate what's wrong. Does the furnace actually come on for 45seconds, or is it just the draft inducer running? Does it ever fire up the burners?
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comment Will I pass inspection/code if I install walls over carpet in a finished basement for a couple bedrooms?
You still shouldn't put the PT right on the concrete, rather you should use a sill gasket between the two. One benefit to metal framing is that it can't rot.
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answered running a gas line to a gas heater hide do I hide the gas line
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comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
Cutting every tile in half seems like a bad idea. The one edge will look a bit different and it will be hard to make them all identical
Mar
29
comment Suggestions/advice on vapor barrier product to use?
The "right" thing to do is put down the vapour barrier then pour in 4-6" of concrete.
Mar
26
comment Would it be entirely crazy to cover my lawn with solar panels?
This isn't a good fit for SE since this question is primarily opinion based.
Mar
25
comment How can I use lights purchased in Australia in the US?
Can you provide some more information, like the type of bulb, voltage, type of socket, etc.
Mar
23
answered What's the best way to patch baseboard trim?
Mar
22
comment how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?
Not sure who you are calling stupid, I'm not the one who got my gas shut off.
Mar
22
comment how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?
What you're doing might be illegal. And when the gas company does come out and see you tampered with the meter, they might very well shut it back off.
Mar
19
answered Plumbing - Leak or no leak?
Mar
18
comment How can I determine what is wrong with my lighting circuit?
You put "AL" at the end - are these your initials or are you trying to tell us you have aluminum wiring?